New Delhi: The much-awaited match between the arch-rival India and Pakistan to be held at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. Both the teams are considered as one of the toughest competitors in the tournament.On one hand, Virat Kohli-led team India has played three matches out of which they have won two games and one match was washed out.On the other hand, Pakistan has lost two out of four matches, lost one match and one matches ended in no result.India vs Pakistan matches in the World Cup are always special for cricket fans and people from both the countries are eagerly waiting for the super-exciting encounter.Here, we have listed down the Dream11 Fantasy Playing XI for the #INDvPAK match. Wicket-Keepers – MS Dhoni (VC), Sarfaraz AhmedBatsmen – Virat Kohli (C), Lokesh Rahul, Imam ul Haq, Fakar Zaman All-Rounders – Hardik PandyaBowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Amir For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
September 19, 2020
LEEWARD Islands upstaged Jamaica and registered an emphatic five-wicket victory in their Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-17 50-Overs competition first round encounter at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva on Tuesday.Jamaica batted first and were bundled out for 96 in 31.4 overs. Ricardo McIntosh hit four fours off 3 balls and emerged as the top scorer with 24. Michael Thompson and Roberto Simpson scored 17 (3×4 off 46 balls) and 11 respectively.Zawandi White (3 wickets for 18 runs), Elroy Francis (2 for 18) and Michael James (2 for 20) were the main wicket-takers for Leewards.Leewards raced to a commanding victory when they replied with 97 for 5 in 27.5 overs.Uri Smith led the way with an attractive 36 that was decorated with five fours off 56 deliveries. Elroy Francis hastened the triumph with three fours off 10 balls and was undefeated on 17 when they celebrated an important milestone.Summarised Scores.At National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva: Jamaica 96 all out in 31.4 overs (Ricardo McIntosh 24, Michael Thompson 17, Roberto Simpson 11; Zawandi White 3 for 18, Elroy Francis 2 for 18, Mandre James 2 for 20) lost to Leeward Islands 97 for 5 in 27.5 overs (Uri Smith 36, Elroy Francis 17 not out, Carlon Tuckett 10; Romaine Jacobs 2 for 31). (Brij Parasnath)
September 17, 2020
The men’s and women’s track teams have a lot to look forward to this upcoming weekend at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.The men are going for their sixth consecutive Big Ten Conference Indoor title in Iowa City, Iowa, whereas the women’s team prepares to host the 2006 Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships in the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (the Shell).The men’s team has a lot to live up to, considering they are the predecessors to a team that has won five consecutive Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships.”I think, to a certain extent, there’s a certain amount of confidence; I think the athletes draw upon the history of the program,” UW men’s coach Ed Nuttycombe said. “We’re very excited about the opportunity to go and compete in the championship. It’s something we’ve had some success with in the past, and we’re certainly hoping to continue that.”Nuttycombe is fairly confident in his team’s chances to succeed this weekend in Iowa City.”We’re one of about three or four teams that … has a chance to win, and it’s a matter of who competes best on their day.”A few of the athletes expected to excel on Saturday are Ben Roland and Nate Brown in the heptathlon, Alonzo Moore in the triple jump, Chris Solinsky in the 3,000 meters, and Demi Omole in the 60 meters. Nuttycombe will be looking to these athletes to guide his entire team.”We are one of a group of teams that has a chance to run for the championship and I think that the athletes reflect that,” Nuttycombe said. The women’s team will try to use their home advantage to upset the two favorites, Michigan and Illinois.”We’re excited about hosting the Big Ten Championships this weekend,” said UW women’s coach Jim Stintzi. “The Big Ten meet in track and field is a little different than other sports in that it all comes down to one day, so the Big Ten champion is crowned on that day.”Like Nuttycombe, Stintzi is optimistic that his athletes will find success at the conference meet.”We’re excited, and I think we’re moving in the right direction with our program,” Stintzi said. “The Big Ten has improved dramatically since last year. I looked at the [Big Ten performance] list today, and I think almost every [event] is substantially better than it was last year.”The Badgers will try to increase their standing from last year, when they placed eighth as an overall squad at the 2005 Big Ten Championships.”So while we’re better as a team, so is the rest of the Big Ten,” Stintzi said. “We’re hoping for an improvement on last year’s finish at the Big Ten.”Wisconsin will be led by pole vaulters Blair Luethmers and Jenny Soceka, who are currently ranked in the top five in that event. Distance runners Katrina Rundhaug and Maggie Grabow will also be in contention to place this weekend in the 5,000 meters.Stintzi believes his pole vaulters, which also include breakout freshman Amy Dahlin, are the strong point of the track team and will have the responsibility of earning some important points for the Badgers.”I think this year, to have both Blair and Jenny, as well as Dahlin, kind of pushing each other each week, has helped them to maybe vault more consistently and also jump higher at certain times. So hopefully that will help us in the Big Ten championship [meet].”Both Nuttycombe and Stintzi will be hoping to bring back a Big Ten Indoor Conference Championship and head into the outdoor season on a roll.
September 16, 2020
The Irish men’s Hockey are back in action today.After back-to-back defeats so-far in Pool B, they’ll be desperate for a win today against Germany in a match that gets underway at half-past fourIn Sailing, Analise Murphy and Finn Lynch are both back out on the water.Murphy is in fourth place overall going into day two of the Women’s Laser Radial class.And Lynch is in 21st in the Men’s Laser.And two of our swimmers return to the pool this evening.Shane Ryan competes in the heats of the Men’s 100m Freestyle.And Mayo’s Nicholas Quinn goes in the heats of his best event – the Men’s 200m Breaststroke. Sanita Puspure is first-up this afternoon as she competes in the quarter-finals of the Women’s single sculls at around 1:40pmThe Irish Three Day Eventing team are in 9th place overall going into today’s show-jumping finale, which starts at 2pm.The team of Jonty Evans, Claire Abbot, Mark Kyle and Padraig McCarthy will be hoping to medal today, with Evans the best-placed of the quartet in the individual rankings in 16th.
August 26, 2020
Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone There’s something to be said for the role of genetics in this phenomenon. The link between general athletic performance and heritability is fairly well-documented. The special role that vision plays in hockey and baseball, and height in basketball, helps explain why a talent for each sport might be passed down from father to son. (There’s also something to be said for the role of racial segregation in those numbers. Major League Baseball was segregated until 1947, the NBA didn’t integrate for four seasons, until 1950, and only one black player appeared in an NHL game from 1917 to 1974. The NFL didn’t employ African-American players from 1934-45.)But there’s more to it than genes – a lot more – and that’s what baseball’s second-generation stars want you to know. They didn’t marvel at their ability to hit the first curveball they saw or their natural gift for running 90 feet at a time faster than most mortals. When Guerrero Jr. played in the minor leagues with Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette, these were not the notes they traded. Hockey2.34% Mota said former Dodgers general manager Al Campanis encouraged him and the other Dodgers’ sons – Gene Hooton, Dan Cey, Daron Sutton, Reggie Smith Jr., Derrel Thomas Jr. – to play with each other on the field before batting practice. From birth, they were comfortable around a major league environment and its authority figures.Maybe they were too comfortable at times.Mota still remembers his reaction to seeing one lineup card listing his dad on the bench in 1971, when he was 6 years old: “I went to Walter Alston and said, ‘how come my dad never plays?’ With those bright blue eyes, (Alston) looked at me and said, ‘son, I’ll tell you why he doesn’t play: because I need one at-bat from him later in the game to win the game for us.’ I’ll never forget that.”So far, Guerrero Jr. seems to be embracing the attention that comes with his name – not playing it up, not playing it down. He could have worn a suit and tie to his debut game. He chose to wear the Expos jersey instead. At some point, he will have to make his own name, just like the 238 boys before him who became men while baseball’s best players and coaches and managers looked on. Angels manager Joe Maddon questions defensive metrics that rate Mike Trout poorly Football0.24% How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “We basically talked about the game, about how hard we have to work to get here,” Guerrero Jr. said.Bourjos echoed Guerrero’s belief that a work ethic was the most important thing he inherited.“He taught me to have fun while working,” Bourjos said of his father. “So you didn’t even notice you were working. You enjoyed going there, you enjoyed hitting, you enjoyed taking fly balls. You made it fun.”Chris Bourjos played 13 games for the Giants in 1980. Most of his life in baseball has been spent as a scout. Manny Mota appeared in parts of 20 seasons, from 1962 to 1982, so Jose Mota and his brother Andy took their experience a step or 10 further. When your father’s 300 teammates include everyone from Roberto Clemente to Fernando Valenzuela, you get something even better than a front-row seat to baseball history.Before games at Dodger Stadium, while the Dodgers were taking batting practice, Mota relished the days when the Phillies came to town.“I would wait for Pete Rose to come out; Bob Boone, Greg Luzinski, Mike Schmidt,” Mota said. “Pete Rose would always play pepper behind home plate. … Pete Rose would have like six or seven guys just playing pepper with him – ‘little Mota, get in here.’ ”Related Articles Basketball1.83% Was this a typical day at the ballpark? Does this happen in other sports?The Sports Reference websites for baseball (MLB), basketball (BAA/NBA), football (NFL, AFL, AAFC, APFA) and hockey (NHL) catalog the number of players to appear in the top pro leagues in each sport. Wikipedia entries exist for the father-son combinations in each. We can use the data from each site to paint a reasonably, if not entirely, accurate picture of how common the phenomenon is across different sports.According to this data, there have been 19,492 players in major league history through Tuesday; 223 had a son who reached the big leagues. Of the 25,398 professional players in football history, 60 had a son who reached the NFL. The NBA and its short-lived predecessor have employed 4,374 players; 80 had a son who reached the NBA. In hockey, 7,856 men reached the NHL since 1917-18, and 184 had a son who did the same. That makes hockey the number-1 sport for fathers and sons, by percentages: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM — Vladimir Guerrero Sr. bequeathed a number 27 Montreal Expos jersey that his son wore to his first game at Rogers Centre last week. The Hall of Famer gave his son a name, and a swing, and maybe other baseball-specific traits that will reveal themselves in time.More important than everything else he inherited from his father, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. believes, was a work ethic.“Just to keep working hard,” he said through an interpreter, “but most important, stay humble.”Angel Stadium offered a robust convergence of bloodlines Tuesday. You’ve been hearing and reading about Guerrero Jr. for a while now. Maybe you recall the sons of Chris Bourjos and Steve Bedrosian – Peter and Cam, respectively – play for the Angels too. Angels broadcaster Jose Mota, who played 19 major league games, is the son of Manny Mota. Angels alum Clyde Wright is still a regular fixture at the stadium; his son, retired pitcher Jaret Wright, is not. Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Baseball1.14%
August 26, 2020
How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies A native of Minnesota, where he also played football and hockey in high school, Busch was primarily a first baseman at North Carolina but he also played left field and second base (in the Cape Cod League). The Dodgers plan to “challenge” him to play second base at the professional level.“He’s basically done it in some practice settings. We’ve seen it in the Cape a little bit,” Gasparino said. “We think the kid has the physical skills and the makeup to try it and we’ll move off if needed. We know he can play first. We know he can play left. But we wanted to think in more of a positive mindset and challenge him.”Busch said it was a dream come true just to get drafted and he’ll take that challenge gladly.“I think offensively is the biggest contribution I’ll make,” he said. “Wherever they put me on the field is where I’m going to work hard.”Related Articles The Dodgers powered up with their first two picks in this year’s draft, taking one of the NCAA’s leading home run hitters with their first-round pick and another power-hitting infielder with their second pick.Between them – Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese and North Carolina infielder Michael Busch – hit 39 home runs this season.“We liked that demographic and it just worked out in our favor in this draft. Extremely happy to get both of those college bats,” director of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino said. “We always like to search for those guys first and were happy to get them to come in those first two picks.”Hoese was the Dodgers’ first choice, 25th overall. After hitting only five home runs in his freshman and sophomore seasons at Tulane (the alma mater of Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman), Hoese hit 23 home runs in 58 games as a junior this year. That led the NCAA in mid-May and was tied for fourth-highest at the end of the regular season 2019. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “That’s a great question. We asked that question ourselves,” Gasparino said of what powered the big jump. “I think it was really a combination of elements – getting a little stronger, getting a little more experience, improving his swing a little bit and really just understanding how to create leverage. All of those things added up to a monster year – 23 home runs, 20 doubles and just really high-end power output.”Hoese finished the season with a .391 batting average, 61 RBIs and a 1.265 OPS. A native of Griffith, Ind., Hoese was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 35th round of last year’s draft but did not sign. His defense at third base is “a real strength,” Gasparino said.“His defense is plus,” Gasparino said. “We like two-way type players. I think he can play other positions. He’s a good athlete. He can run. So not only do we get power with Hoese, I think we can get plus-defense as well.”The Dodgers also had the 31st pick overall as compensation for not signing their first-round pick a year ago, right-hander J.T. Ginn who went 8-4 with a 3.36 ERA as a freshman at Mississippi State.They used the pick on more offense in Busch, who hit .290 with 16 home runs and 57 RBIs for the Tar Heels. Busch also hit .322 in the wood-bat Cape Cod League last summer and was named to the All-Cape Cod League. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco With their final pick of the first day, (78th overall, a compensatory pick for Yasmani Grandal signing with the Milwaukee Brewers), the Dodgers selected Jimmy Lewis, a right-handed pitcher from Lake Travis High in Austin, Texas.“He developed into one of our favorite right-handed high school pitchers,” Gasparino said. “He’s 6-6, 200 pounds, lean and lanky. We feel he took a huge jump in his coordination and the ability to repeat his delivery. He has two plus-pitches – 91-95 (mph fastball), locates down in the zone, the curveball is plus. We think he can really spin it, command it and execute it well.”Lewis has committed to LSU but Gasparino said he was optimistic “we can make him a Dodger.”Lewis went 9-0 with a 0.52 ERA while striking out 83 and walking 15 in 53-1/3 innings this season. He pitched a no-hitter against Hays High in late April, striking out nine.
August 26, 2020
Pepsi has released its new commercial for Super Bowl 53 and it is already going viral. The clever ad, which features Steve Carrell, Cardi B and Lil Jon, addresses the “is Pepsi OK?” line often asked by waiters and waitresses at restaurants when customers ask for Coke. Is Pepsi OK? Is having Steve Carell, Lil Jon, and Cardi B in our #SBLIII commercial OK??? #PepsiMoreThanOK pic.twitter.com/LWM6Sh6GN5— Pepsi™ (@pepsi) January 28, 2019Super Bowl 2019: Where were Brady, Romo, Jordan and Tiger at Sean McVay’s age?A 30-second ad during the Super Bowl cost around $5 million this year, according to Forbes:”Prices for Super Bowl TV commercials have nearly doubled over the past decade although its massive audience has shrunk, are little changed from last year’s record $5.24 million average cost for a 30-second spot, according to Bloomberg News.CBS, which is broadcasting the game, has sold more than 90 percent of its available inventory and will likely sell out of its ad time prior to the Feb. 3 game between The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams because … well, it’s the Super Bowl. It is one of the few events that more than 100 million people watch live. Professional football is by far the most popular professional sport in the U.S. when measured by television ratings among other things.”
August 17, 2020
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersNBA spokesman Mike Bass said the conversations were still “exploratory,” and that the site would be used not only for games but for practices and housing as well.“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of all involved, and we are working with public health experts and government officials on a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections are in place,” Bass said.The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 255-acre campus with multiple arenas that could host games simultaneously and has been home to, among other things, the Jr. NBA World Championship in recent years. ESPN is primarily owned by Disney, one of the NBA’s broadcast partners.Space won’t be an issue, even if Major League Soccer – which is also in talks to resume its season at Disney – is there at the same time as the NBA. The entire Disney complex is roughly 40 square miles, with nearly 24,000 hotel rooms owned or operated by Disney within the campus.Lakers forward Jared Dudley said on Wednesday that he had heard in the Disney scenario, players would have access to amenities like restaurants and golf courses. Both the league and the NBPA has suggested that players won’t be forcibly confined to the competition location, but most players would expect to stay in place to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19. “So like (LeBron James, Anthony Davis) and all the top guys we have, we’ll be wrapping them in a bubble and not letting them go anywhere,” he said. “Just be honest: You’ll have that be a team rule; it won’t be a league, an NBA rule. But you’d want to say, ‘Listen guys we’ve come too far.”The matter of how many games will be played and what format the NBA chooses to pursue is still up for discussion. The Athletic reported Saturday morning that general managers had received a survey asking them to weigh scenarios, including playing any more regular-season games, playing scrimmages prior to official games or jumping straight into the postseason. The surveys also included prompts for GMs to consider play-in games for playoff seeding, as well as the last possible date to finish competition – ranging from Sept. 15 to Nov. 1.The NBA suspended its season March 11, becoming the first of the U.S. major pro leagues to do so after it became known that All-Star center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19. The list of NBA players who were known to test positive eventually grew to 10 – not all were identified – and Commissioner Adam Silver said last month the actual total was even higher.But the league has been working on countless return-to-play scenarios for several weeks, all with the caveat that testing would be an integral part of any resumption of the season. Teams have been allowed to welcome players back to their training facilities for voluntary sessions since May 8, and more than half of the league’s franchises have taken advantage of that opportunity, including the Lakers and Clippers who worked closely with the county to follow prescribed sanitation guidelines.The next steps would likely include a loosening of the restrictions for those voluntary workouts — no more than four players are currently allowed inside any facility at a time — and then a plan for when training camps could open. If the league plans to resume play in late July, then camps conceivably could open around the start of that month.Staff writer Kyle Goon contributed to this report. Traditionally, going to Walt Disney World is what happens after winning a championship.If the NBA resumes play this season, there’s a good chance its teams will be heading to the Central Florida resort for a shot at taking the Larry O’Brien Trophy.The NBA officially confirmed Saturday that it is in discussions with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.Talks, which also include the National Basketball Players Association, were reported earlier this week, and since then several players have speculated openly on the possibility. Games would be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, a massive campus on the Disney property near Orlando with several courts that can run live broadcasts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
August 14, 2020
2011 Mike Trout, Card No. 4 (Ermsy)Here’s a psychedelic trip of a card from Ermsy based on this generation’s best player.We imagine this is the version of Trout pitchers see in their nightmares, his haunting cutout eyes and monstrous bat speed enough to cause a cold sweat. We thought a rendition of Bob Gibson’s 1959 card was terrible, but some people see it as one of their favorites of the bunch due to its unconventional approach.Our below list of favorite “Project 2020” cards released so far, then, will likely result in further disagreement. That’s OK. Passionate exchanges about these works is the whole point of the business.MORE: What in the world happened with this Bob Gibson card?Here’s what we’ve enjoyed the most (in no particular order):1980 Rickey Henderson, Card No. 21 (Matt Taylor)What better representation of the eccentric figure Rickey Henderson maintained than Matt Taylor’s eye-popping print?It’s awesome when baseball cards provide a deep look at what a time period or player was like for those who didn’t watch him. Cards from the early 1900s are so cool largely for that reason; they’re a portal to a different era in American life.You could whip out this work in 2050 when someone asks to describe what Henderson was like and get across the message just fine: Flashy, exuberant, full of life. (Topps) Tony Gwynn by Naturel https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ca/77/tony-gwynn-project-2020-topps_112ukvzhh1ns113zhnts3ivics.png?t=354357658&w=500&quality=80 (Topps) The “Project 2020” collection from Topps has been polarizing because of the creative liberties it takes in recreating historic baseball cards.Throughout the year, famous artists are releasing versions of iconic cards in their own creative styles. Like any work, but especially one related to a timeless hobby such as card collecting, there are wide-ranging viewpoints on the success of the enterprise. (Topps) (Topps) Rickey Henderson by Blake Jamieson https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/28/49/rickey-henderson-project-2020-topps_10lyvvdfrdesc1hihmjfcfodw0.png?t=354626242&w=500&quality=801983 Tony Gwynn, Card No. 40 (Naturel)There’s something quite magical about this card and the way it transforms the background beyond Gwynn into what could be any baseball park in the world. An entire series of action shot baseball cards with this concept would be fun.Using shapes instead of letters is also an interesting touch by the artist. Willie Mays by Andrew Thiele https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2b/4b/willie-mays-project-2020-topps_1i85zyu6bkitp10b67o9bytvyq.png?t=353429146&w=500&quality=801980 Rickey Henderson, Card No. 57 (Blake Jamieson)This take on Henderson’s 1980 card pops in a different way from Taylor’s creation, replacing the funk of No. 21 with an explosion of green and yellow.It strikes a nice balance between being an attention-grabbing work and something subtle and warm enough not to overpower the eyes. (Topps) Rickey Henderson by Matt Taylor https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/af/4e/rickey-henderson-project-2020-matt-taylor_1gry77sg1fcar1mi3rxco5axup.png?t=353038818&w=500&quality=801952 Willie Mays, Card No. 15 (Andrew Thiele)It’s impressive how much complexity Thiele fits into a single baseball card without making it feel too crowded. It could work as a painting too, which is a testament to what he’s done with the colors and textures around the main image of Mays. Mike Trout by Ermsy https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1f/9/mike-trout-project-2020-topps_tnw0gnulk8hb1v97h0efabq6k.png?t=354231754&w=500&quality=80
August 12, 2020
Several registered sex offenders in Georgia are currently suing their local sheriff’s office to prevent the department from forcing them to post signs on their home to alert potential trick-or-treaters to their registered status.The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Macon stating that deputies broke trespassing laws to place the signs without the offender’s permission and that forcing the offenders to leave up the signs are in violation of their First Amendment rights.The practice of posting the signs began last year an area event was canceled and authorities realized that many families would be going door-to-door.Authorities sent each offender a correspondence stating that the offender must post a signs with the wording “NO TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THIS ADDRESS!! A COMMUNITY SAFETY MESSAGE FROM BUTTS COUNTY SHERIFF GARY LONG,” or face an unspecified penalty.Officers also went around to the different homes and posted signs themselves.Over 200 registered sex offenders were forced to post the signs on their homes, however, only three offenders, Christopher Reed, Reginald Holden, and Corey McClendon are listed on the lawsuit.In addition to preventing the police department from having them post the signs on their homes, the offenders are also seeking compensation for the stress, fear and humiliation the signs caused last year.The hearing to decide on whether officers are allowed to place the signs is scheduled for Thursday at 9:30 a.m.